Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was hopeful that Dave Bolland and Ray Emery would practice with the team tomorrow, but he didn’t want to comment on the their status for Game 2 against the Minnesota Wild.
Bolland and Emery have been sidelined for a bit now, but their status is still listed as day to day. Emery did come back in the Blackhawks’ late regular-season game against the Edmonton Oilers, but left before the end of the first period after re-aggravating his lower-body injury.
Meanwhile, the Blackhawks stayed off the ice on Wednesday. They’re happy to be up 1-0 after a tough game against the Wild, but they know they have to start much better in Game 2.
“Game 1 we were ready emotionally, we were fired up. Probably too much,” Patrick Sharp said. “We want to make sure we’re ready for Game 2, keep the crowd into it.”
The Wild traveled back home after Game 1, in which Josh Harding was the late goaltending start after Niklas Backstrom was hurt in pregame warmups. Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported today that Backstrom is getting checked out and is day to day with a lower-body injury. Russo reports Jason Pominville is also day to day.